Initium (Where Dreams Begin)
Initium is a South Asian dance-led contemporary spectacle conceived by Mira Kaushik in collaboration with Tony Charalambous. With a significant cast of dancers, it juxtaposes the lyricism of kathak with the spirited dynamics of modern dance, circus and folk theatre form, Yakshagana. Punctuated by special effects, this vivid and fresh piece emphasises the way dreams can change in an instant, combining elements that clash at first glance, but ultimately work together to create a new reality.
The production is a re-working of the highly acclaimed Sapnay, originally directed by esteemed choreographers Gauri Sharma Tripathi and Mavin Khoo. Rhythmic soundscapes were produced by the internationally renowned DJ Per Qx, with eastern influences by Niraj Chag.